ASL Gumbo: Ingredients for Seasoned Interpreters- Part 2 Strike a Pose- 0.3 CEUs


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Product Description

“Models are metaphors: ways of seeing one set of behaviors in terms of some other. Of course interpreters are not, never have been, and never will be machines, but if we think of some of the good qualities of efficiently running machines, it is useful to make the analogy. Throughout our brief history we have attempted to better understand what it is we do, and how we should be doing it. As our skills and knowledge grow, we are better able to make appropriate choices.”*

In this webcast we will be discussing the most popular models from both a historical and practical application. Which is the best? Which model is the right one? Which model serves our clients and our professionalism the best? So, strike a pose and lets look at the virtual application of these philosophies and see which one looks and functions best.


  1. Participants will be able to compare/contrast at least two interpreting models used historically in the interpreting profession.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the best model to be used for a specific interpreting situation.
  3. Participants will be able to list concepts specific to at least two interpreting models.

Additional information


0.3 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V

David holds a doctoral degree from the Louisiana State University – Shreveport in Leadership Studies and a Master of Science degree in Deaf Education from Lamar University. He has been the executive director of the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for the past 31 years. He has provided over 40 years of professional services as an interpreter and mentor. David is one of the founding members of the Louisiana Coalition of Service Providers and People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE).

David has provided interpreting services on the college level, medical, legal, and governmental situations. He serves as an RID Local Test Administrator. He is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and International Leadership Association. He has conducted workshops on the national, state, and local level in the areas of sign language interpreter training, leadership and interpreting ethics, and American Sign Language training.